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captioning sponsored by cbs >> i don't think government can solve all our problems but government's not the source of our problems, either. >> i have a plan. i have five steps that will get this economy going. >> i'm not fighting to create democratic jobs or republican jobs, i'm trying to create american jobs. >> i will not raise taxes on middle-income americans. >> the debates will matter to some undecided voters. >> the debates could decide the election for either one of us. >> from denver, colorado, here is scott pelley. >> pelley: good evening. we're about to see the one thing we haven't seen in this long campaign for the presidency-- the candidates side by side. it's the first of three debates between the democratic incumbent-- 51-year-old barack obama-- and his republican challenger 65-year-old mitt romney. it comes 34 days before the election-- though early voting is already under way in many states. the focus tonight is domestic issues, including the economy, still struggling to recover from the great recession. polls show the race is very close nationally, but in swing st
national security, chinese espionage, and huawei's murky connections to the chinese government. huawei's world headquarters is located on this sprawling google-esque campus in shenzhen, not far from hong kong. china's first international conglomerate is a private company, ostensibly owned by its 140,000 employees, but exactly how that works and other details of corporate governance are closely held secrets. what we do know is that huawei is now the world leader in designing and building fourth- generation communication networks, known as 4-g, the latest technology for moving high volumes of phone calls, data, and high definition video. its innovative low-cost systems have already captured markets in africa, latin american and europe. now, with huawei eyeing potential customers in the u.s., congressional leaders and the national security establishment are doing everything they can to prevent it from happening. do we trust the chinese? >> mike rogers: if i were an american company today-- and i'll tell you this as the chairman of the house permanent select committee on intelligence-- and
on the economy, health care and the role of government in americans' lives. >> the federal government has the capacity to help open up opportunity and create ladders of opportunity and create frame works where the american people can succeed. >> what we're seeing right now in my view a trickle down government approach which has government thinking it can do a better job than free people pursuing their dreams and it's not working. >> border violence, tensions ratchet up in the middle east as turkey and syria exchange fire in deadly clashes along their shared border. >> season for the ages. miguel cabrera, baseball's first >> season for the ages. miguel cabrera, baseball's first triple crown winner in 45 years. r this is the "cbs morning news" for thursday, october 4, 2012. "cbs morning news" good morning. good to be withyou. i'm terrell brown. today both president obama and mitt romney return to the campaign trail following last night's debate in denver. as expected the economy dominated their first one on one showdown. romney came out swinging as the candidates argued tax policy, budget d
need more teachers. he said, "we don't need more teachers. we don't need more government." yes, i'm saying he was dishonest. >> schieffer: would you go so far as to say lied. >> i'm saying he was dishonest with his intrpz you can characterize that any way you want. >> schieffer: why didn't the president bring up the famous 47% videotape? >> the president, obviously, didn't see the appropriate opportunity. i mean, i think the president was earnestly trying to answer the questions that was asked on the topics that were being discussed and he didn't fiend the opportunity to raise it. and it's obviously well known. we've been discussing it for a wrong time. i think all of america knows about that. so i-- >> schieffer: i bring that up because the very next night when he was on fox, romney himself brought it up, or at least talked about it. here's what he said. >> in a campaign with hundreds if not thousands of speeches and question-and-answer sessions, now and then you're going to say something that doesn't come out right. in this case i said something that's just completely wrong. >>
to be able to describe those visions. i saw the president's vision as trickle-down government. and i don't think that's what america believes in. >> reporter: romney used the trickle-down government phrase for the first time in the moate, saying the president melieved in more government, big spending, and higher taxes falling his policies a failure. >> under the president's policies, middle-income icericans have been buried. they're-- they're just being crushed. middle-income americans have seen their income come down by $4,300. this is a-- this is a tax in and of itself. i'll call it the economy tax. it's been crushing. >> reporter: campaign aides say he will continue to hit obama hard on the economy and jobs. and will offer more specifics which they've been promising for some time. he is also ramping up spending on television after being outspent by the president more than two to one in swing states and this morning released a new ad reinforcing his message in the debate. >> who will raise taxes on the middle class? according to an independent, nonpartisan study, barack obama and the l
economies, but the government has borrowed so much money that it's been forced into huge spending cuts and layoffs to try to repay what it owes. one of the people working to rescue europe is christine lagarde. she's the head of the international monetary fund and one of the most powerful people in the world in finance. the i.m.f. is essentially a massive bank that helps countries manage debt and international trade. at her headquarters in washington, we asked lagarde about the spaniards like the ones you just met. >> i feel very bad and very sorry for the people, because i know how hard it is and i know how difficult it is for people who lose their job, for families who find it difficult to make ends meet. but equally i know that it's necessary. and it's a process through which countries have to go in order to restore their situation and be able to grow again and create jobs again. >> pelley: how long do you imagine the troubles in europe will go on? >> it has been going on for a long time. a lot has been done. you know, the europeans have been serious about strengthening their fiscal
segment which is devoted to health care. the final two segments will cover the role of government and governing. with mitt romney and president obama in the final hours of preparing and holding mock debates it's up to the running mates to connect with the voters on the campaign trail. >> together we'll win north carolina. >> reporter: vice president biden said something on tuesday the romney campaign agreed with. >> how they can justify raising taxes on the middle class that's been buried the last four years. >> reporter: paul ryan said the middle class has been buried. >> they are being buried by the obama administration's economic failures. >> reporter: the obama campaign said ryan took mr. biden's words out of context. the president will have the first word tonight, mitt romney will have the last. >> susan, thank you. this is where you can watch tonight's debate. our coverage begins at 9:00 p.m. eastern right here on cbs. meanwhile off the campaign trail conservative blogs were buzzing about fox news recent airing about a 2007 speech by a then senator obama before a black audie
later this morning. the government releases its september unemployment report. experts see that jobless rate rising from the current 8.1%. >> we'll be talking about that a little later. susan mcginnis in washington. thank you so much. word this morning that a rare but deadly meningitis outbreak has the potential to get bigger. it's possible thousands of people are at risk. so far at least 35 people in six states have contracted the fungal meningitis. five have died. the shots behind the disease were shipped to 23 states. it's unclear how many people received injections. in tennessee 1,000 people received the tainted shots. seth jones reports. >> honest to goodness, i became more and more frightened. >> reporter: on monday sue learned she might have been infected by the fungus in the steroids given for back pain. >> what symptoms are you told to look out for. >> headaches, neck pain. vomiting. dizziness. a lot of flu-like symptoms. >> those could be -- >> could be anything. >> reporter: she was one more of 700 patients who received injections at clinics affiliated with saint thomas hospi
that the government is considering to ease the pain at the pump. >>> brace yourselves for gridlock this weekend. how some people are making money off of all the extra cars. >>> a new way to get travel deals and it's different than anything that's been done before. >>> good evening i'm ken bastida. >> i'm elizabeth cook, dana has the night off. california gas prices have never been higher. now we're paying an average of $4.49 per gallon. overnight the price spiked $0.17. now the government may take action. cbs5 reporter sharon chin explains how a simple switch could ease the pain at the pump, sharon? >> reporter: well liz here at this gas station as you can see here, they are high. more than $5 in other locations. it's no mistake, $5.39 a gallon for regular are unleaded at this cupertino station. >> i think it's robbery. >> reporter: californians are paying the highest gas prices in the u.s. an average of $4.49 per gallon a regular. $0.11 higher in san francisco. nowhere near the national average of $3.want. it cost casey nearly $100 to fill up his truck and he has 14 in his company fleet. >> it is t
. >> not in 1972 when he was up senator george mcgovern challenged him to a debate. historian ken hughes from the university of virginia found these tapes of president nixon. in this never before heard recording nixon cites national security concerns as a reason for not debating. >> it wouldn't serve the interests of the country particularly at this time when very important negotiations are taking place involving matters of very great importance to the nation and which cannot be discussed, cannot and should not be discussed in a debate forum. >> reporter: at the time the vietnam war was at issue. and the president gives instructions for a statement from his campaign denying mcgovern's debate request. >> what should we say? that the president that no incumbent president should debate his opponent. >> that's right. >> the differences between these two are so great. >> reporter: richard nixon can't resist saying if there were a debate he would win. >> nixon was a champion debater as far as he was concerned and completely destroy george mcgovern i think if given a chance. >> of course, having a d
of the federal government's new fiscal year. but there's not much to celebrate because the nation is headed toward what's being called the fiscal cliff and there are dire new warnings today about what will happen to american families unless congress and the president reach a budget deal by december 31. that is the day that a series of tax cuts will expire and big cuts in federal spending will take hold. tax experts said today 90% of american families are facing llat they call unprecedented tax increases. how much? wyatt andrews is in washington tonight. intt? >> reporter: scott, according to the non-partisan tax policy center, the united states is now on the threshold of one of the largest tax increases in history-- a tax hike that could average $3,500 for every american household. without action by congress, the report says, taxes will go up next year by 20%-- $536 billion overall and will hit americans at every income level, including those living below the poverty line. for a middle-income family making $40,000 a year, taxes will go up by $2,000. the increases are so large secause the na
to 8.2% in september. it was 8.1% in august. yesterday the government reported a slight jump in first time mortgage claims. mortgage buyers, the average rate on a 30-year loan now is 3.36%. record low rates have led more home owners to refinance their homes. experts say that trend could help jump-start the economy, as well. >>> in the presidential race mitt romney says he was completely wrong when he commented that 47% of voters are dependent on the government. he told fox 11 news' sean hannity he believes in supporting all americans. romney and president obama both hit the campaign trail yesterday following their first debate in colorado. the president acknowledged romney's stellar performance but questioned the republican challenger's accuracy. >> when i got on the stage, i met this very spirited fellow to claims to be mitt romney. you about i know it couldn't have been -- but i know it couldn't have been mitt romney because the real mitt romney has been running around the country for the last year promising $5 trillion in tax cuts that favor the wealthy. >> i saw the president's vi
under control. >> reporter: and the role of government. >> reporter: tonight will mark the first of three debates between the two presidential hopefuls this month. as for the two vice- presidential candidates, they will square off in their own debate, michelle, next week. >> all right. so what kind of impact can these debates have on the polls if any? >> reporter: certainly this is a tradition that began 52 years ago. and if history is any indication, there may be some unforgettable moments tonight. certainly i think both candidates are hoping for a spike in the polls based on what happens tonight but more than anything i think they are hopefully as well hoping that they avoid any gaffs which can often times be more memorable than any successful points made at the debate but mitt romney is even specifically mentioning that this will be a critical point in his campaign. this is the first time of you have to think that the two are actually standing as equals obviously with president obama being the incumbent, some would say he has an advantage in terms of face time and the percepti
. >> reporter: and the role of government. tonight's debate will be the first of three between the two candidates this month. as for the vice-presidential hopes of, frank and michelle, the hopefuls will face off in their own debate next week. >> is it make or break for either candidate? we know mr. romney of course is the incumbent so he has to be favored a little bit but romney has been practicing for months now and a lot of people think he comes off somewhat robotic and what not. is it a bigger night for him? >> reporter: you know, mitt romney himself has said this will be a critical moment in his campaign. both have been practicing using proxies to fill in for the opponents. the incumbent usually doesn't do well on the first debate. they say that's because the challenger is essentially elevated just from being on the very stage with the president for the first time the two actually seen as equals in the campaign and in the election. both sides hope to avoid any gaffs which if history is any indication can often times be more memorable. >> it's like being a referee at a baseball game
. >> reporter: and the role of government. bigad shaban, cbs news, denver. >> you can see the debate live here on cbs 5 at 6:00 tonight. >>> 4:42. more airplane seats coming loose during another flight. what american said is the big problem. >> plus, an outpouring of support. why a tv anchor spent four minutes responding to a viewer's critical email. >> and first he shoots and scores and celebrates a hockey star's disappearing act. that story coming up. [ laughter ] >> after the break. poor guy. ,, ,,,,,,,,,,,,,, hockey league player in new jersey bags a goal the bad news. he picked the wrong wo celebrate-- watch as taylorx >>> this junior hockey league player in new jersey bagged the goal but the bad news is he tries to celebrate and crashes right through the boards there through the glass. guess what. he's okay. [ laughter ] >> a little embarrassed and now he has highlights all over the country this morning. [ laughter ] >> they won, though. probably a little sore. >> what a memorable way to celebrate. >> he went right through the plexiglass. >> that hurts. >>> big changes today, of course,
. senator obama accuses u.s. government of short changing hurricane katrina victim. >> people down in new orleans they don't care about as much. >> meanwhile joe biden just gave the republicans some great new material. >> how they can justify raises taxes on the middle class that's been buried the last four years. >> i'm sorry, which candidate is he campaigning for? i'm confused. >>> had hillary clinton put together an investigation for the attack on the u.s. consulate in libya. >>> american airlines plans to check at least 11 more planes for loose seats. clamps have caused the seats to come loose on three flights. >>> hit by a car, stuck in its grill and managed to survive. >> the luckiest dog i've met. >>> now cops looking for the woman who did it. >> leave manatees alone. don't be grabbing dolphins either. >>> until tonight. >> swing and a miss and he strikes out. >>> all that -- >> even if you don't get -- >> i know. >>> pay back its debt in full immediately. >> and all that matters. >> you know nothing about me but what you see on the outside. and i am much more than a number on a sc
think there's a legitimate argument about whether the federal government should be funding pbs. in terms of the effect it would have on the deficit is sort of silly. here is the math. i said it earlier. this is how much the corporation for public broadcasting is part of our budget. two-thirds of our budget is entitlement. the debate should be about how do we pair back entitlement spending or cut back larger government spending in terms of adding to the deficit. that's just my point this morning. >> i have a program on pbs, but we don't get any money from pbs to create that programming. it comes through underwriters in foundation. >>> we'll visit monaco land of fun, security and no income tax. you are watching "cbs this morning." cbs "this morning". two years ago, the people of bp made a commitment to the gulf. and every day since, we've worked hard to keep it. bp has paid over twenty-three billion dollars to help people and businesses who were affected and to cover cleanup costs. today, the beaches and gulf are open for everyone to enjoy -- and many areas are rep
.c. is the third largest business after government and tourism. >> you can still do a lot of military. >> reporter: a rare look inside the powerful world of k street later on sunday morning. >> osgood: on this weekend before columbus day, we've embarked on a journey to discover columbus and find out more about the man we honor tomorrow. mo rocca will be at the helm. >> reporter: ohio's biggest city is named after him. so is a certain district. but does christopher columbus really deserve all this credit? >> he actually didn't discover north america. he never set foot in north america and never even knew it existed. he wasn't the first person to discover the american continent from europe. >> reporter: ahead on sunday morning, up close and personal with christopher columbus. >> osgood: the who is widely considered one of the world's great rock bands and its lead guitarist, pete townsend the giant of rock'n'roll. this morning anthony mason sits down with townsend for a rare interview. ♪ >> reporter: pete townsend's incendiary performances helped make the who rock aristocracy. did you enjoy smashin
forums online. the candidates are answering our questions. today's topic the role of government big versus small. >>> 4:32. investigators are looking for the gunman who shot and killed two men while they were driving through west oakland. police received reports of shots being fired at the intersection of filbert and 10th just before 10:00 last night. the two victims found dead inside their car a block away near 12th street. so far, police have no suspects or motives. >>> hundreds of people turned out in hercules to remember a woman murdered in her home. mourners marched behind the husband and children of susie ko last night as they walked to a vigil. her body was found on friday. her husband had called a neighbor to check on her after she didn't pick him up at the airport. police say she had been stabbed and suffered blunt-force trauma to the head. >>> i was so devastated. i couldn't believe it was really happening. but, of course, it did. >> last homicide we had here was 2010. we have only had 5 homicides in the last 11 years. >> the fbi is assisting in the case because police in
after the government releases september employment statistics. president obama and mitt romney both hit the campaign trail yesterday following their first debate in colorado. the president acknowledged romney's stellar performance but said romney can't pay for his tax plan without sticking it to the middle class. >> we can't afford to double down on the same top-down economic policies that got us into this mess. that is not a jobs plan. >> they plan on raising taxes on the american people and that will kill jobs. we will not let that happen. we want to create jobs, not kill jobs in this country. >> when asked which candidate would best handle unemployment, romney topped the president 51 to 45% in a cnn/orc poll taken before the debate. >>> well, that debate the president's debate performance has been widely criticized as not up to snuff. former vice president al gore speculated the colorado altitude may have been a factor. >> when you go to 5,000 feet -- >> exactly. >> -- and you only have a few hours to adjust -- >> that's interesting. >> it may be a stretch. romney was at the same al
on government. >>> mitt romney says he was completely wrong when he commented that 46% of voters are dependent on government. he told fox news' sean hannity he believes in supporting all americans. meanwhile, romney and president obama both hitting the campaign trail yesterday following their first debate in colorado. the president acknowledged romney's stellar performance but questioned the republican challenger's accuracy. >> when i got on the stage, i met this very spirited fellow who claimed to be mitt romney! but i know it couldn't have been mitt romney because the real mitt romney has been running around the country for the last year promising $5 trillion in tax cuts that favor the wealthy. >> i saw the president's vision as "trickle-down government." and i don't think that's what america believes in. >> nielsen estimates 67 million people saw wednesday evening's debate, the most watched debate since 1992. >>> the jobs report will be a hot topic on the campaign trail today. america's unemployment rate is at a nearly 4 year low and wall st
the role of government, big versus small. >>> two men are dead this morning after a gunman opened fire on their car driving through oakland. police received reports of shots being fired at the intersection of filbert and 10th just before 10:00 last night. the two victims found dead inside their car a block away near 12th street. so far, police have no suspects or motives. >>> contra costa county now an outpouring of grief and support after the murder of a retired schoolteacher there. hundreds of mourners marched behind the husband and the children of susie ko last night as they walked to a vigil. her body was found on friday. her husband had called a neighbor to check on her after she didn't pick him up at the airport. police say she had been stabbed and suffered blunt-force trauma to the head. >> i was so devastated. i couldn't believe it was really happening. but, of course, it did. >> last homicide we had here was 2010. we have only had 5 homicides in the last 11 years. >> the fbi is assisting in the case because police in hercules do not have all the necessary resources. authoritie
labels that claim to treat a disease-- and that's illegal. for example, the government says this label for a product containing vitamins and a compound called dim complex is legal because it claims to boost the immune system and support overall health but it does not say it treats a specific disease. this label for a product containing algae and an herb called heal-all is illegal because it claims to treat diseases including herpes and the flu. melissa haffner was the lead analyst. >> this report raises questions about the extent to which these claims are truthful and not misleading. because f.d.a. doesn't have the ability to look at the substantiation behind the claims, there's really no way for them or consumers to know whether or not the claims are truthful. >> reporter: the f.d.a. has only limited power to regulate supplements because federal law classifies them as food not drugs. products are required to be safe but the f.d.a. only monitors them after they're on the market. when it comes to proof, supplement makers are only required to say research has been done, they are not requ
. the nuclear regulatory commission will review the proposal. >>> the government now warning doctors and hospitals not to use any product from the pharmacy that made the steroid suspected in a meningitis outbreak. five people have died, 30 people in six states are ill. we explain all received steroid shots for back pain. >> reporter: sue manor is waiting to see if she gets sick after receiving a steroid injection that may have contained a rare form of meningitis. >> just sort of, okay, we'll research. this and the more i research it, the more worried i get. >> reporter: she is one of 400 patients who got a call from a tennessee clinic saying they may have been ex-supposed to fungal meningitis a rare form of the disease which is not contagious. the outbreak was discovered two weeks ago in tennessee where 18 cases of exposure were report. there are a handful of cases in virginia, maryland, florida and north carolina. four victims have died. all the victims got sick after getting steroid injections most for back pain. >> none of us has seen anything like this where a medication injected
.19% of the incidents, pipes break because of improper installation. >> reporter: but hendrix and 45 government entities are suing j.m. eagle, and that includes nevada. it installed 600 miles of the pipe. sharyl attkisson, cbs news, reno. >> axelrod: ahead on the cbs evening news, the driver in france took a right at the vineyard. you'll want to see how this one ends. >> axelrod: federal health officials now say a deadly meningitis outbreak has spread o nine states. seven people have died and ckenns more have been sickened. the outbreak has been linked to tainted steroid injections inoduced by a specialty pharmacy in massachusetts. the f.b.i. says border agent nicholas ivie, killed in remote k,uthern arizona last week, was likely the victim of an accidental friendly fire shooting. a second agent was wounded in the incident five miles north of the mexican border. a third agent escaped injury. ivie was the 27th border patrol borderto die in the line of duty since 2002. the driver of a rally car in day.ce took a wild ride today. it happened outside of haasbourg. the norwegian driver lost control of the for
for the first time that the government ever did that, you're religious and you're entitled to religious freedom when you're in your church teaching your faith or worshiping and employing and working among the people of your own faith. now, the tradition at the church in this country has been we operate schools, we operate hospitals, we operate charitable organizations and we reach out to everybody. we don't help and reach out to just catholics. we have always been able to follow our own religious convictions in the way we reach out and what we are concerned about is that with this new definition, they can tell us when we are being religious and when we are not and the one looming concern for me is that for a long time now there are many national organizations which have been very critical of the catholic church, especially catholic hospitals for letting their own -- letting our own beliefs affect how we administer health care, and they said, for example, well, if you're serving the entire community and you welcome catholics and noncatholics as well into your hospital then you should, for examp
they need. people are not going to get jobs they need. >> reporter: the russian government accused the u.s. aid as med eling it's in its affairs. in a statement the foreign ministry said it they didn't always stick to its stated goal of development and humanitarian work. it also said that it tried to influence political processes through its grants. u.s. aid also sponsored the golos group whose web site exposed electoral fraud around last year's parliamentary elections. president putin alleged that the mass protests against his rule were orchestrated by u.s.-funded ngos. political wrangling matter little to kirill. for now he has his wish. but there's a creeping fear that in the future, others like him may not. amanda walker, for cbs news, moscow. >> jeff: we are told that not everyone is unhappy with the russian president. on this his 60th birthday. female fans released a video extolling putin's image as a lady's man. also a poll was released that one in five russian women would be happy to marry him. putin was not seen in public by a pop artist exhibit did have the president's image on
security threat to the u.s. the investigation recommends american companies and the federal government should not do business with huawei. the report warns of potential of cyber attacks from huawei and zte. both deny they are security threats. and "taken" was number one. it stars liam neeson as a retired fbi agent. the movie, "hotel transylvania" was second and "pitch perfect" came in third. a little something there for everybody. >> ashley morrison here in new york. thanks so much. >> extreme sky diver. a daredevil hopes to make history when he takes a big leap 23 miles above earth. this is the morning news. 23 miles above earth. this is the morning news. [ male announcer ] we put a week's worth of bad odors in a home. some aerosols may just mix with them. can febreze remove them? [ moderator ] describe the smell. it's very pleasant. some kind of flower maybe? ♪ awww, oh yuck! [ male announcer ] febreze air effects doesn't mix, it actually removes odors so you can breathe happy. you'd think i want to stay away from it at night. truth is, i like to stay connected with friends. but al
. tomorrow's topic, the role the government, big versus small. >>> one of the hotly contested local races is in san jose where it's about the minimum wage. kit dough says big money is being spent on defeating measure d. >> reporter: both sides are turning up the volume over measure d. today the chamber of commerce release add report, bottom line, up to 2800 jobs would vanish if the minimum wage went from 8 to $10 an hour. the study says hab costs would go -- labor costs would go up. and since more than half the workers live outside san jose they would spend the extra income outside of the city. >> it doesn't make sense to me. >> reporter: mayor chuck reed is worried about spending $600,000 to hire inspectors. >> it's going to have to come from somewhere, so should i take it from the police department, should i take it from the libraries, from the community centers sf. >> reporter: $11,000 was paid for the report. there was denial of bias. >> because people come to this thing with some preconceived notion. we do not. we come at it with what i think is a sturdy framework on how the world wo
our questions. today's topic, the role of government, big versus small. >>> jerry sandusky still maintains his innocence but a judge sentenced him to decades behind bars. cbs reporter randall pinkston has more from the courthouse. >> reporter: jerry sandusky wore a red prison jumpsuit and said nothing as he entered court to hear his sentence. the judge ordered him to spend 30 to 60 years behind bar or as the judge put it the rest of his life. it was his first public appearance since he was convicted in june on 45 counts of sexually abusing 10 boys. sandusky made a rambling state first saying i didn't do these alleged disgusting acts. he said he came to court hoping to his his wife there to support him. he said he misses his family and dog and read a letter from a child he said his charity helped. >> jerry never flinched from his position that he was innocent and that he wanted the opportunity to prove his innocence and that he would not entertain any plea offer. >> reporter: the most emotional moments of the hearing came from the victims all three in tears as they recalled being
hasn't been seen or heard from since august 13th. that's the last date of contact. u.s. government investigation has gone cold until a disturbing video clip appeared monday on the facebook page of supporters for syrian president bashar al assad. it had been posted on youtube six days ago. a warning, some viewers may find the following video upsetting. it shows austin theiss being led away. blindfolded and in broken arabic, he recites portions of a prayer, and then shows signs of distre distress. >> oh, jesus. >> reporter: the disturbing video was not released on any known extremist website. the state department can't verify whether the man in the video is austin theiss, but friends say the man featured is the 41-year-old former marine. some suggested that the video may be staged, pointing to the clothing that is native to afghanistan, not syria, and the forced recitation of a prayer. >> almost as if they watched tapings and video clips of men and fighters in afghanistan and tried to mimic their behavior, but did so in a very poor manor. >> reporter: before theiss vanished, he had b
is the reaction on the part of the people supporting the rebellion against the government to the fact that they have not been getting the kind of assistance they hoped for or expected? >> i think there's a sense now not just of disappointment, but actually of real bitterness. they know that they cannot win this war without sophisticated anti-aircraft weaponry. it's hard to overemphasize how devastating the effect of the regime's constant aerial b bombardment is on the cities. they know they need a no fly zone or those weapons. because they're not getting them from the west or international community support, they're turning to extremist groups who are willing to step in and fill the vacuum. >> inkrcredibly important point. that's what many people in washington were concerned about. you have been on the ground, right? you just came back from there. do you think what happened yesterday in the news, that this is the first shot in what becomes now a wider conflict? >> absolutely. the region is on tender hooks in lebanon, turkey, jordan. i think everybody is watching very closely to see ho
. he's been in a british jail since 2004. he's been charged by the u.s. government in a series of plots, one thing he's accused of conspiring to kidnap american tourists in 1998 and setting up an al qaeda training camp in oregon in 1999. he started with aiding taliban and al qaeda efforts in afghanistan. >> how come it has taken so long to bring masri to the united states? >> reporter: this has been a long fight. he's been fighting extradition since his m dictment because he knows frankly he faces a life sentence here in the u.s. one of his alleged co-conspirators has already been convicted and he's sentenced to life in prison. masri is an interesting character. he lost both hands and one eye fighting the soviets in afghanistan and he says he suffers a number of physical ailments. he lists diabetes and depression among them. his supporters argued if masri came to the u.s. he would be subject to human rights violations in prison. so they used those arguments to drag these things out. >> who were the other suspects that were brought back? >> reporter: two of them are terrorism financiers.
government to go over the business of what austerity measures they are taking in order to qualify for the next slice of relief, a $16 billion payment that is supposed to take place next month. merkel, who has her own political problems with the payments, wants to make sure that the austerity measures are, in fact, being implemented. the greek government, of course, is trying to prove to her that things are under control. meantime, a huge security operation has been set up here. 7,000 or so police officers and army brought on to the streets, areas of downtown supposedly closed off to demonstrators. this could be an interesting afternoon. >> mark, thank you. >>> time now to show you some of this morning's headlines from around the globe. the washington post reports on a new poll showing 20% of americans have no religious affiliation. the pew center >>> felix baumgartner is ready to take a fall from space. >> i'm going to accelerate so fast that i'm going to break the speed of sound. >> this morning we're watching this daredevil on an adventure that could break the sound barrier and
government forces trying to outst the regime of president assad. tens of thousands of syrians are fleeing to turkey to flee the violence. >>> there were 13 threats against the embassy in benghazi before the attack in september. that's what a committee said it was told by a state department officer. a committee will hold a hearing next week on the growing controversy over the attack. >>> a new book says president obama had wanted to put osama bin laden on trial to demonstrate the u.s. commitment to due process under law but that was if bin laden had surrendered during the raid in which he was killed. the book by journalist mark bowden entitled the finish is due out october 16. >>> 5:19 now. we'll find out in about 10 minutes how many americans are signing up for jobless claims. this morning, the labor department releases the weekly report on new jobless claims. tomorrow will gives the september employment report. yesterday a private payroll company said u.s. businesses added slightly more workers than expected last month. >>> it appears the star of the show punked was the target of a hoax.
government forces continue to fight rebels who are trying to oust the regime of president assad. >>> a new book says president obama had wanted to put osama bin laden on trial to demonstrate the u.s. commitment to due process under law. but that was if bin laden had surrendered during the rate in which he was killed. the book by journalist mark bowden entitled "the" is due out october 16. >>> baseball history was made yesterday afternoon. coming up. >> and we want to hear why your school is cool. you can send your nomination on our website, cbssf.com/cool- school and we may feature school on the air so send them in. make baseball history... ann the west. >>> welcome back. we're hoping for clear skies over san francisco this weekend as everyone is looking up. fleet week kicks off this weekend. this is a photo taken by our own weather producer billy poone. partly cloudy cool weather on saturday and sunday. so definitely bring a jacket if you are heading out to watch the blue angels. a look at your seven-day forecast is coming up. >>> and the metering lights are on at the bay bridge toll pla
of government, big versus small. >>> two men shot to death while driving through west oakland and this morning, police are looking for their killer. police received reports of shots fired at filbert and 10th streets just before 10:00 last night. two victims were found dead inside their car, a block away near 12th street. so far police don't have a motive or any suspects. >>> an outpouring of grief and support in contra costa county after the murder of a retired schoolteacher. hundreds of mourners marched behind the husband and children of susie ko last night as they walked to a vigil. her body was found friday in her hercules home. her husband had called a neighbor to check her after she didn't get him at the airport in oakland. police said she had been stabbed and suffered blunt- force trauma to the head. >> i was just so devastated. i couldn't believe it was really happening. but, of course, it did. >> last homicide we had here was 2010. we have only had 5 homicides in the last 11 years. >> the fbi is assisting in the case because police in hercules authorities are hoping to find susie ko's
yesterday tice is believed to be in the syrian government's custody. >>> north korea's foreign minister says america's policies toward his country to lead to nuclear war. he contends the u.s. has secret plans for another korean war. his speech to the united nations was focused mostly on his country whose style relationship with the u.s. the u.s. -- hostile relationship with the u.s. the u.s. hasn't responded to the speech. >>> republican challenger mitt romney taking a new stance on illegal immigration. as susan mcginnis reports it comes as he and the president are getting ready for their first head-to-head debate. >> reporter: more than 5,000 people packed the air and space museum in denver to hear mitt romney on monday. >> this is a great place to be. >> reporter: colorado is among the battleground states that have a large hispanic population and romney now tells the "denver post" he will honor temporary work permits for young illegal immigrants granted by president obama in an executive order in june. it's the first time he has expressed support for the act. here's what he said in los ang
syrian government forces against rebels trying to out the syrian regime. >>> in iraq a car bomb killed people in baghdad. the bomb went off in a parked car this morning nearly missing a convoy of security employees. >>> a house committee says it was told by a state department officer regarding the benghazi bombing. there will be a hearing next week on the growing controversy over the attack. >>> it is 4:49 now. four people are dead and at least 26 people are sick from an outbreak of meningitis in five states. all cases are linked to steroid injections for back pain. most of the patients affected went to a surgery center in tennessee. >> really didn't get into any state of, you know, fear or anything. i just sort of thought, okay, we'll research this. the more i researched it the more worried i got. >> federal health officials have identified a cause, a steroid product used in the injection. they know the manufacturer and have now issued a recall. >>> teachers who went on strike in chicago have approved a three-year contract including pay hikes and new evaluation system. the contract s
's shelling of a turkish town that killed five civilians. >>> a new government report shows the unemployment line is shrinking and more americans are finding jobs. the latest job numbers surprised wall street could have an impact on the presidential race certainly. cbs reporter tara mergener has more from washington. >> reporter: president obama was all smiles at a rally in virginia. the labor department says the economy added 114,000 jobs in september and the unemployment rate dropped from 8.1 to 7.8%. >> the unemployment rate has fallen to its lowest level since i took office [ applause and cheers ] >> reporter: but a major drop in unemployment right before the election has some questioning the results. former general electric ceo and mitt romney supporter jack welch went as far as suggesting the obama administration manipulated the report. he tweeted unbelievable jobs numbers. these chicago guys will do anything. can't debate so change numbers. >> reporter: the white house calls welch's insinuation, quote, utter nonsense and most republicans are steering clear of the former ceo's comments
to a fund-raiser 47% of the people in the country are dependent on government, believe that they're victims and will never vote for him. on the fox news channel last night, mr. romney said he was "completely wrong." he went on to say his life has "hown he cares about 100% and that, as the president, he will be about helping the 100%. that debate this week between the candidates drew more than 67 million viewers. that's 28% more than watched the first presidential debate four years ago. for more than three weeks since the terror attack on the u.s. consulate in libya there have been questions about security for u.s. diplomats in the weeks and the months leading up to that attack. sharyl attkisson learned today that a former top security official for the embassy in libya has been called to testify before congress next week. sharyl's in washington tonight. sharyl? rm reporter: a subpoena was pssued for the official who is a national guard army green beret lo headed up a special forces security team in libya he says his military group and a six fomber state department elite force called a mobile
with governments and across the industry so we can all produce energy more safely. i want you to know, there's another commitment bp takes just as seriously: our commitment to america. bp supports nearly two-hundred-fifty thousand jobs in communities across the country. we hired three thousand people just last year. bp invests more in america than in any other country. in fact, over the last five years, no other energy company has invested more in the us than bp. we're working to fuel america for generations to come. today, our commitment to the gulf, and to america, has never been stronger. >> schieffer: back now with our panel on baseball. you want to go back to peter gammons and ask him, you know, peter, we've seen changes in football, the coming of the replays and all of that. we use that just's little bit in baseball now. baseball hasn't changed very much and, frankly, that's what i like about it. do you think there are changes that should be made in the game? some people say maybe on the intentional walk, just declare the, send him to first base, and you don't waste time doing that. do
's prime minister. he has been warning the government will run out of monday by the end of november unless it gets more bailout money. trade unions are striking in athens this week to protest austerity measures. >>> investors are expecting a disappointing round of earnings reports this week. alcoa a key component for the blue chips first up. friday a larger than expected drop in unemployment. dow up 35. nasdaq lost 13. >>> costs more to get a higher education this year. new data shows tuition and fees at private colleges rose 3.9%. the good news, this year's increase in private college tuition is the smallest on record. >>> investigators new believe that a u.s. border patrol agent killed in arizona was shot by two fellow agents. the deadly shooting happened last week about five miles north of the mexico/arizona border. the border patrol agents union says agent nicholas ivie opened fire thinking the fellow agents were armed smugglers. he was killed in the return fire. >>> former penn state football coach jerry sandusky will be sentenced tomorrow. that's after a hearing determines whether or
. protesters are upset over the strict austerity measures the government has put in place in order to secure a bailout. the biggest contributor to the greek rescue fund is germany. on monday, merkel said she will remind greece of europe's expectations towards economic reforms. >>> markets in asia had a mixed day. tokyo's nikkei lost 1% while hong kong's hang seng gained half a percent. >>> earnings season gets under way on wall street today. forecasts show corporate earnings will be weak and that led to a down day for investors. the dow slipped 26 points while the nasdaq was down 23. >>> gas prices in california hit another all-time high on monday. the average price for a gallon of regular reached $4.67. analysts say the spike in prices is driven by disruptions at two refineries. drivers could see prices start to drop now that california's governor has ordered the early release of winter blend fuel. >>> general motors is planning to hire up to 10,000 new workers here in the u.s. gm will be looking for software programmers to develop applications and devices to put into its vehicles. the car
should leave immigration issues to the federal government, the law drew bipartisan support even among those opposed to illegal immigration. >> i think we should encourage people to come over here legally but we also have a lot of illegal people doing work for us. and i think punishing people for something that happened when they were a kid is improper. >> reporter: now, although governor brown signed this bill, he also vetoed two other bills that were aimed at illegal immigration. one of them being the trust act which would have limited california law enforcement officials from cooperating with federal immigration enforcement officials. and also, a domestic worker program. >>> it's a story that makes you wonder, just what are they thinking? the state of california has this beautiful, brand-new home for military veterans. but the state is not letting anybody move on. and taxpayers, you're footing the bill to keep it running while it sits empty. what's going on? we follow the money. >> i was in major battles fought in korea. >> reporter: he knows he's one of the lucky ones. he has his m
yesterday tice is believe to be in the custody of syrian government. >>> north korea's foreign minister says america's policies towards his country could lead to nuclear war. he contends the u.s. has secret plans for another korean war. his speech to the united nations was focused mostly on his country's hostile relationship with the u.s. the u.s. state department has not responded to the speech. >>> 5:39. to politics, tomorrow is the big day the first debate between president obama and republican presidential candidate mitt romney. candidates will spend the day getting ready for the event in colorado. the president holding no rallies yesterday but he did visit a campaign office in henderson, nevada, delivered pizzas there, by the way, not far from where he and his staff have been strategizing. romney spoke to supporters in denver. >> this president is taking us on a path that's not working. he is making us more and more like europe. i don't want to be like europe. europe doesn't work in europe. >> at the university of denver crews are putting the final touches on the arena making it into a
neighbor. the government can now send troops or warplanes across the border to attack syrian targets if turkey feels threatened. the turkish military fired ar tilley six miles into syrian territory for a second day. it's a direct response to this mortar attack. a rocket launched from syria hit a turkish town killing two women and three children. residents say they feel the war next door has spilled over. he says, we are scared to death of when another bomb will strike. syria has apologized for the incident and claims it was an accident. europe and the u.s. both military allies of turkey condemned the border shelling. >> i once again urge the syrian authorities to put an immediate end to the violence and fully respect the territorial integrity and sovereignty of all neighboring countries. >> reporter: antiwar protestors clashed with the police in the turkish capital. security teams used pepper spray to push them back. and demonstrators marched toward parliament chanting, we don't want war. syria assured world leaders there won't be another borden incident. cbs news. >>> turns out we g
it 11%. the next government jobs report comes out the first week in november just days before the election. >>> the labor report pushed the dow to a five-year high today. the dow ended the workweek up 35 points to close at 13,610. the other major indices lost ground today. the nasdaq dropped 13, s&p lost half a point. >>> there is a major driving force to one of the bay area's hottest housing markets. schools are attracting home buyers to the san ramon valley. the cbs 5 reporter ann notarangelo shows us, there's a side effect to that popularity. >> reporter: quail run elementary school is a diverse school with demographics that rival the inner city but this is the suburbs. >> i have a kindergarten and second grader and the reason i moved here was the school district. it's i believe one of the best school districts in the area. >> reporter: the area's excellent schools are no secret. the san are moan valley unified school district -- san ramon valley unified school district gets 700 to 1,000 new students every year. >> our school board president has coined the phrase, destinati
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